For resources, I first recommend you to reach out to your medical school's department of radiology, nuclear medicine and/or interventional radiology.  Thereafter, if needed, some of the best online resources for radiology are below. 

Radiology Masterclass

Head, neck, brain and spine anatomy

Chest and lung anatomy

The Radiology Assistant

RSNA Student Clerkship Companion

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Before becoming a radiologist, surgeon or internist; you need to be an anatomist.   

Anatomy is the landscape in which we work.

Diagnostic radiology, as a profession, interprets both normal and abnormal medical imaging ... and does so in at least six different modalities (i.e., radiographs, ultrasound, nuclear imaging, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy).  After anatomy, radiology extends into pathology and later into pathophysiology.  Yes, radiologists get to work with physiology too!  Not to mention a bit of physics and a lot of communication.

Like an internist, radiologists interview patients (collect data), examine them (interpret studies) and come to a diagnosis for clinicians and patients (impression).  Radiologists offer value to the healthcare team through consultation regarding  what test to order to maximize diagnostic yield and/or lower cost, image interpretation.  Interventional radiology expands the realm of treatments and advance the horizon of minimally invasive treatments.